Military Museum

Pat Williams, who served for seven years in the United States Marine Corps Reserves, stands beside a display case in the newly acquired aircraft carrier flight deck exhibit at the Orangeburg County Military Museum in Springfield. The exhibit will be dedicated during the museum’s Veterans Day Observance at 3 p.m. this Friday, Nov. 10, at the Springfield School at 210 Brodie St.

T&D CORRESPONDENT RON BAXLEY JR.

SPRINGFIELD – Those attending the Orangeburg County Military Museum's Veterans Day Observance this Friday, Nov. 10, will be able to learn what the colors of the rainbow have to do with a Cold War-era aircraft carrier flight deck.

The program will begin at 3 p.m. at the Springfield School at 210 Brodie St. in Springfield.

The dedication of a new aircraft carrier flight deck exhibit will take place during the event.

Sylvia Hiers, chairperson of the Springfield School Restoration and Use Board, said the exhibit will include photographs and artifacts from the Cold War-era.

“Equally important in this Nov. 10 observance is honoring Lt. Col. Byron Williams and all others serving in the S.C. National Guard who recently graduated from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania," Hiers said. "We are also honoring and thanking all veterans.”

Williams and Maj. Kenneth Furtick, who are now stationed at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., assisted the town in setting up the Orangeburg County Military Museum in 2012.

“Appreciation is extended to the South Carolina Military Museum in Columbia for enrichment of the museum at Springfield by giving display cases, military artifacts and military regulation guidance,” Hiers said.

For more information about the Orangeburg County Military Museum in Springfield or to arrange special tours, call 803-258-3764 or 803-258-3152.

Contact the writer: rbaxley37@gmail.com.

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